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Katherine Gordy Levine
Works at Emotional Fitness Training, Inc
Attended University of Delaware
Lives in Littleton, CO
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A bit late, but here is today's blog post. The topic? When to lie and when and how to tell the truth. 
One definition of unconditional love: "I love you because of your good and despite your bad."  It also means being brave enough to criticize. EMOTIONAL FITNESS THOUGHTS One of my favorite family th...
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 A short post, leading to longer ones. All focused on the secual baggage that keep us from enjoying joyous sex. 
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A blog post to share for safety's sake as the holiday weekend approaches. 
As every holiday approaches the roads fill with happiness seekers. Too many drink as part of their quest. Problem drinkers turn into problem drivers. Think that is not you? Check that out with thes...
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Becoming a Professional Procrastinator lets you focus on What Matters. 
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A  blog post about what can and cannot be controlled with a focus on aging and death.  Neither can be prevented,. Plus six top for dealing with pain. 
Head spinning? Life out of control? In today's world even the small stuff can blow you down like a tidal wave? What to do? Read on. emotional FITNESS THOUGHTS Off and on throughout my life I have b...
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A blog post about getting past the mosquito bites and bee stings of life. 
Life throws lots of stuff your way, this post is about getting past the small stuff, but will also help you survive life blows. An example? Day-dreaming. Thank you friend Doug Savage for permission...
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No post planned for today, but this short one begged to be created. Enjoy this and your weekend. 
Lucky me, my parents showed me the paths to the good life. Eventually, I realized what they taught could be boiled down to four rules. A quick post inspired by this Word Press Daily Prompt.Childhoo...
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Spoiler - may offend some, Intended for adults only. Blog post about the destruction of joyous sex. 
The fighting, fleeing, and feeding survival instincts build into our genes have a fourth partner  that in less polite language also begins with and the letter F. I hope you laughed.  And apologies ...
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Three things you need to think about therapy.
In therapy, but nothing seems better? Thinking you need therapy? First some jokes about therapy, then some thoughts  and to[s about therapy. All three jokes relate to what you need to know about wh...
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A brief warning about a scary computer virus  that has me pulling my thinning hair and is seriously eroding my emotional fitness. 
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Sometims it really isn't your fault, but when you have a hard time forgiving yourselk these five tips might help.
Blaming is trying to forgive yourself by attacking another. Never works. Thank you Jimmie Peacock for this. Reality check: Sometime you are not to blame. Sitting in a coffee shop and an armed perso...
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A quick blog post for beating the downs of life and enjoying the highs.
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Author, CEO Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. Parent Advisor
Skills
Major skill making complicated theory and advice practical.
Employment
  • Emotional Fitness Training, Inc
    Founder and CEO, 1996 - present
    Emotional Fitness Training shares tips, skills and Exercises designed to improve emotional fitness, what many call Emotional Intelligence. If you feelings boss you, get you in trouble, you need to strenghten your emotional fitness skills.
  • Mental Health Association NYC
    Program coordinator, consultant, 2003 - 2009
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
    Program Director, 1991 - 2003
  • SCAN NY
    Director Group Home Program, 1986 - 1991
  • Columbia University
    Associate Adjunct Professor, 1984 - 2009
  • Smith College School of Social Work
    Adjunct Professor, 1999 - 2003
  • Rye Non-Secure Detention
    Professional Foster Parent, 1974 - 1986
  • Columbia University
    Field Instructor, Assistant Professor, 1968 - 1975
  • Woman's Hospital at St. Lukes
    Director of Social Services, 1965 - 1968
  • The Mary Fletcher Hospital
    Senior Staff Social Worker, 1961 - 1965
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Littleton, CO
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Why Emotional Fitness ? Just as we need to stay physically strong, we need to stay emotionally strong. EFTI's exercises build emotional strength (Emotional Intelligence.)
Introduction
Author, licensed therapist but mainly an Emotional Fitness Trainer.  Served in the trenches both as a foster mother and then as the Director of Mental Health Crisis Teams in  New York City before, during, and after 911. A retired professor and adjunct professor, I have taught in two Ivy League Schools of Social Work as well as some lessor known schoos. Sharing knowledge about emotional fitness is my passion.  For a listing of all my books go to  My Amazon Author Pages
Bragging rights
Survived 12 years and 300+ kids as a foster parent. Thereafter. directed mental health crisis teams in New York's South Bronx before, during, and after 9/11. Now retired and living in the Wild, wild west and helping raise my grandsons. When not doing that writing, and promoting Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. Been there and done that more than most. and so my advice is practical and tested.
Education
  • University of Delaware
    B.A., 1959
  • Bryn Mawr College
    M.S.S., 1961
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Our two grandsons, now 2 and 4 are lucky enough to live just up the hill from Creative Minds, so when it came time for Mom to return to work, the choice seemed obvious and turned out to be the best option to staying home with the help of a Nanny and few can afford that. Our family couldn't. We often pick the grands up for some quality grandparent time so have popped in at all hours. You should know that for years I provided short term foster care to troubled teens; I am also a licensed therapist; I directed mental health crisis teams for families and children in NYCity before, during, and after 9/11; I taught human behavior courses at both Columbia University and Smith College Schools of Social Work; finally, I have published 18 parenting and emotional fitness training books. When I say Creative Minds deserves a 10 rating, I know what I am talking about.
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